What you get when you have an ad that features a love story between Satan and 2020, and a collaboration between Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds and pop star Taylor Swift? A guaranteed internet hit.
Th ad for dating site, shows Satan match with 2020 on the app and them then getting along famously. The ad produced by Reynolds’ production house for Match.com also features a snippet from Swift’s resung version of her 2008 hit ‘Love Story’.
The ad shows how 2020 and Satan make the most of the pandemic and lockdowns with time alone in a gym, movie theatre and cinema hall.
The ad had over five million views in less than 24 hours and was praised by many on social media. Given the resemblance of the character of Satan with Tim Curry’s portrayal in the 1985 film Legend many wondered if there was a sequel in the offing. And there was praise for Swift’s version of her 2008 hit.
Ok, so here’s the BEST video of 2020! 😂👏👏👏 https://t.co/HlAa2x9tbJ
— Vimala Devi (@VimalaDeviRao) December 3, 2020
— Rohan Maloney (@rohanmaloney) December 3, 2020
This. Incredible. This team knocked it out of the park! https://t.co/50GWYaODN4
— Ryan Valdez (@Raldez) December 3, 2020
This is a beautiful love story that sums up 2020 in the most vivid way possible. ❤ https://t.co/gagupjE9Aj
— Mark Kolpack (@MarkKolpack) December 2, 2020
If you need a good laugh today, check out this video!! https://t.co/1drduVqKjs
— Erin Baker (@ErinBakerNCSU) December 3, 2020
This sums up the year perfectly and is the type of relationship we all need!😂 https://t.co/iKaaP8S2i0
— DocMos (@DocMosCoach) December 2, 2020
They should’ve included a dalgona coffee making date. 😂 https://t.co/S9xzY1p86Q
— c. (@candidfaye) December 3, 2020
I LOVE this. Also, holy shit re-recorded “Love Story” sounds SO good ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/BIKoId9AOR
— Ron Glenn #BlackLivesMatter (@RonGOfficial) December 2, 2020
We lost 2020, but we got @taylorswift13’s re-records, and somehow that was everything.
— Smelly Cat Swift Brat (@smellycat_swift) December 2, 2020
Reminds me of Tim Curry from Legend! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/R2moakD8Sk
— Matt Casey (@MattaTron1000) December 2, 2020
Kudos to the Tim Curry-esque devil pic.twitter.com/av7ykt7DEq
— Christina 🦄 (@Davelaar) December 2, 2020
Pretty much a total oscar winner right there.
An accurate documentary if I ever saw one.
— Tara’s theory (@pierre_tara) December 2, 2020
I mean, if Satan can find love, I sure as hell can find it too!
— ☃️Ivy Doomkitty☃️Everyday on Twitch.tv! (@IvyDoomkitty) December 2, 2020
Ok but listen…imagine this as a full length movie. The 2020 movie we ALL deserve. Just saying, I’d watch it 🤷♀️ #2020LoveStory
— Meg 💜 (Life’s A Show) (@lifesashow) December 2, 2020
Selfie in front of the dumpster fire is brilliant 🤣
— Andrew Freedman, CFA (@HedgeyeComm) December 2, 2020
Taylor’s resinging of the 2008 hit comes even as a battle over her master recordings continues with her former record label.
Swift recorded her first six albums with Big Machine before leaving in 2018 for Universal Music Group. Big Machine owns the master recordings of her back catalog and under standard industry practice retains the right to release material that was recorded when she was with the label.
Swift has publicly feuded for more than a year with Big Machine and its senior executives over the use of her old songs.